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The Shins cover The Beatles’ “The Word” for Netflix animated series Beat Bugs — watch

How to get your kids to listen to the Beatles? With cartoons and covers by The Shins, Eddie Vedder, Sia, and more

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    Parents will have a new way to turn their toddlers on to the Beatles when Beat Bugs arrives on Netflix August 3rd. The Beatles-themed animated kid’s show features anthropomorphized beetles (along with other insects) belting out Fab Four classics as covered by artists including Sia, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Of Monsters and Men, Regina Spektor, and The Shins.

    Our first taste of those covers comes via Vulture, and it’s a trailer featuring The Shins covering “The Word”. James Mercer and Co. do a pretty spot-on job with the Rubber Soul track, though it’s a bit hard to pay attention with all the little bugs acting out the lyrics on screen. It all may seem a bit silly, but any television show that can convince kids of the Beatles’ unrivaled excellence is OK in our books.

    Check out the teaser trailer for Beat Bugs below.

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